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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library


The history of the East Asian Library goes back a long time. In 1933, the Rev. William C. White, former Anglican Bishop of Henan, China, heard of a fine Chinese library for sale. It consisted of about 40,000 volumes collected by a scholar Mr. Mu Hsueh Hsun (1880 - 1929). He was the former secretary at the German Legation in Peking.

Bishop White immediately put in an offer of $10,500 which was accepted. Then Bishop White, Dr. Sigmund Samuel, Sir Robert Mond, and Professor John C. Ferguson put together a donation for the purchase of the library. The Mu Collection was catalogued in Peking. It reached Toronto in 1935. This marked the beginning of the Chinese collection.

The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library continues to hold its place among the major East Asian research libraries in North America. In fulfilling its role as a leading East Asian resource centre in the nation, the library is deeply indebted to its many supporters and donors.

The Library began with a collection of rare materials acquired from China in the 1930's. This special collection is now known as the Mu Collection. More Chinese, Japanese and Korean materials were added later. The library now has over 553,000 volumes (as of May 2012). It is a major research collection on East Asian studies in North America.

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1940
65
1939
59
1938
146
1937
99
1936
119
1935
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Topics & Subjects
274
Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Chinese
258
Ji bu
191
Japanese literature
142
Chinese literature
134
Japanese language
122
Chinese language
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157
zhang, yushu, 1642-1711
132
iwano, shiny, 1893-1968
124
nei fu, ke
97
hanawa, hokiichi, 1746-1821
85
shen, qingya, fl. 1729 zuan
68
su, shi, 1037-1101
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Korean
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Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library - Rare Books Collection
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Meiji, Emperor of Japan, 1852-1912; Yamamoto, Sansei
texts
eye 31,645
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Topics: Waka, Haiku (Collections)
11
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Nakanishi, Chji, 1875-1937; Tamura, Nishio, 1880-1958
texts
eye 12,450
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comment 0
Includes index
Topics: Jruri, Jruri
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Kwong, Ki Chiu
texts
eye 8,106
favorite 1
comment 0
Other title: Hua Ying zi dian ji cheng
Topic: English language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Sansom, George Bailey, Sir, 1883-1965
texts
eye 7,584
favorite 12
comment 0
Includes index
Topic: Japanese language
11
Topics: English language, English language
11
Topics: Chinese literature, Classification
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Toyota, Minoru, 1855-1972; Sait, Hidesabur, 1866-1929
texts
eye 6,408
favorite 2
comment 0
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Topic: English language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Lévi, Sylvain, 1863-1935; Takakusu, Junjir, 1866-1945; Demiéville, Paul; Watanabe, Kaigyoku, 1872-1933; Fondation Otâni et Wada
texts
eye 5,164
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Issued in fascicles
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Polo, Marco, 1254-1323?; Moule, A. C. (Arthur Christopher), 1873-1957; Pelliot, Paul, 1878-1945
texts
eye 5,146
favorite 9
comment 0
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Topics: Voyages and travels, Mongols
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by China; Hsia, Chin-lin, 1896-; Chow, James L. E; Chang, Yukon; Foo, Ping-sheung
texts
eye 4,540
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"The Drafting Committee of the Chinese Civil Code has decided not to issue any official translation of the Code"--Foreword
Topic: Civil law
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Rose-Innes, Arthur
texts
eye 4,327
favorite 7
comment 0
Imprint varies slightly
Topic: Japanese language
11
Topic: Chinese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Rose-Innes, Arthur
texts
eye 3,524
favorite 7
comment 0
Imprint varies slightly
Topic: Japanese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Douglas, Carstairs, 1830-1877; Barclay, Thomas. Supplement to dictionary of the Amoy colloquial language
texts
eye 3,521
favorite 2
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Appendix: Supplement to dictionary of the Amoy colloquial language / Thomas Barclay. Shanghai : Commercial Press, 1923
Topic: Chinese language
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Topics: Coinage, Currency question, Precious metals, Copper
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
texts
eye 3,028
favorite 2
comment 0
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?; Takekasa, Hifumi
texts
eye 3,006
favorite 1
comment 0
11
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Komaki, Masanari; Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
texts
eye 2,732
favorite 2
comment 0
Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Mackenzie, Donald Alexander, 1873-1936
texts
eye 2,672
favorite 10
comment 0
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Topics: Mythology, Chinese, Legends, Mythology, Japanese, Folklore, Folklore, Legends
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Uchimura, Kanz, 1861-1930
texts
eye 2,527
favorite 1
comment 0
v. 15-16 in English and Japanese
Topics: Theology, Theology
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Baird, Annie Laurie Adams, 1864-1916
texts
eye 2,502
favorite 5
comment 0
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Topics: Korean language, Korean language, Korean language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Uchimura, Kanz, 1861-1930
texts
eye 2,467
favorite 1
comment 0
v. 15-16 in English and Japanese
Topics: Theology, Theology
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?; Takekasa, Hifumi
texts
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Sei Shonagon, b. ca. 967; Kamo, Chomei, 1153?-1216? Hojoki; Yoshida, Kendo, 1282?-1350. Tsurezuregusa; Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
texts
eye 2,231
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11
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953; Shen, Deqian, 1673-1769
texts
eye 2,163
favorite 1
comment 0
Selected by Deqian Shen. Cf. p. 25 (3rd group)
Topics: Chinese poetry, Chinese poetry, Japanese poetry
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Katsura, Isoo, 1868-1938; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
texts
eye 2,105
favorite 3
comment 0
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Topics: Rites and ceremonies, Etiquette, China
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Sun-tzu, 6th cent. B.C; Ogy, Sorai, 1666-1728; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
texts
eye 2,074
favorite 1
comment 0
11
Topic: Military art and science
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Couling, Samuel, 1859-1922
texts
eye 1,966
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comment 0
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Han, Fei, d. 233 B.C; Matsudaira, Hatenksai; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
texts
eye 1,853
favorite 1
comment 0
11
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Jippensha, Ikku, 1765-1831
texts
eye 1,850
favorite 2
comment 0
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University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Han, Fei, d. 233 B.C
texts
eye 1,800
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comment 0
11
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Mizuno, Kgen, 1901-
texts
eye 1,799
favorite 1
comment 0
11
Topic: Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Fujii, Otoo, 1868-1945
texts
eye 1,779
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topics: Kouta, Waka, Japanese poetry (Collections)
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Morikawa, Kyoroku, 1656-1715; Kakami, Shiko, 1665-1731. Wakan bunso; Yokoi, Yayu, 1702-1783. Uzura goromo
texts
eye 1,751
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comment 0
11
Topics: Japanese literature, Haiku
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Kokon chomon sh; Miura, Osamu
texts
eye 1,749
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comment 0
11
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ban, Nobutomo, 1773-1846
texts
eye 1,720
favorite 1
comment 0
11
Topic: Shinto
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Han, Fei, d. 233 B.C
texts
eye 1,719
favorite 0
comment 0
11
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?; Takekasa, Hifumi
texts
eye 1,706
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comment 0
11
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Shikitei, Samba, 1776-1822
texts
eye 1,642
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11
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Iwano, Shiny, 1893-1968
texts
eye 1,624
favorite 0
comment 0
Ed. date varies
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
texts
eye 1,612
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
texts
eye 1,589
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Xu, Muyun, 1898-
texts
eye 1,584
favorite 1
comment 0
11
Topics: Dramatists, Chinese, Chinese drama
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Yamada, Yoshio, 1873-1958
texts
eye 1,572
favorite 0
comment 0
11
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Li, P'an-lung, 1514-1570; Chou, Pi, fl. 1228. San t'i shih; Okada, Masayuki, 1864-1927
texts
eye 1,568
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topic: Chinese poetry (Selections: Extracts, etc.)
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Fujii, Otoo, 1868-1945
texts
eye 1,568
favorite 2
comment 0
11
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hayashi, Taisuke
texts
eye 1,553
favorite 1
comment 0
11
Topics: Etiquette, China, Rites and ceremonies
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
texts
eye 1,552
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topic: Chinese poetry
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Huai-nan tz, d. 122 B.C; Kikuchi, Bank; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
texts
eye 1,544
favorite 1
comment 0
11
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ch'u tz'
texts
eye 1,510
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topics: Chinese literature (Selections: Extracts, etc.), Chinese poetry (Collections)
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
texts
eye 1,503
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Zhu, Xi, 1130-1200; Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
texts
eye 1,499
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topic: Conduct of life
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hayashi, Razan, 1583-1657
texts
eye 1,496
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topics: Philosophy, Japanese, Confucius and Confucianism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Katsura, Isoo, 1868-1938; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
texts
eye 1,493
favorite 2
comment 0
11
Topics: Rites and ceremonies, Etiquette, China
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Minami, Shigeki
texts
eye 1,486
favorite 1
comment 0
11
Topic: Kabuki plays
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Terada, Torahiko, 1878-1935
texts
eye 1,477
favorite 0
comment 0
Includes indexes
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hsieh, Fang-tê, 1226-1289; Matsudaira, Yasukuni, 1863-1945; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
texts
eye 1,468
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topics: Chinese language, Chinese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hsieh, Fang-tê, 1226-1289
texts
eye 1,462
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topics: Chinese language, Chinese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Komaki, Masanari; Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
texts
eye 1,452
favorite 2
comment 0
Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Hakuin, 1686-1769
texts
eye 1,437
favorite 0
comment 0
11
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Lu, Shao-hêng; Hung, Ying-ming, fl. 1596. Ts'ai kên t'ang; Okada, Masayuki, 1864-1927
texts
eye 1,435
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topic: Conduct of life
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Komaki, Masanari; Kokumin Bunko Kankkai
texts
eye 1,424
favorite 1
comment 0
Translated, with notes and introd. by Komaki Masanari, etc. With Chinese original
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
texts
eye 1,424
favorite 2
comment 0
Cover title: Kuan hua hui pien
Topics: Morgan, Evan, 1860-, Chinese language, Chinese language
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
texts
eye 1,415
favorite 1
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11
Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Ota, Nampo, 1749-1823
texts
eye 1,415
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topic: Waka
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Yashiro, Hirokata, 1758-1841; Kokusho Kankkai
texts
eye 1,405
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topic: Encyclopedias and dictionaries, Japanese
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Sakakibara, Ksh, 1656-1706; Waseda Daigaku, Tokyo. Henshbu
texts
eye 1,403
favorite 0
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Topics: Chinese literature (Selections: Extracts, etc.), Chinese poetry (Selections: Extracts, etc.)
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Arai, Sekizen, 1864-1927; Yamada, Reirin, 1889-
texts
eye 1,340
favorite 0
comment 0
11
Topic: Zen Buddhism
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
texts
eye 1,334
favorite 1
comment 0
11
Topics: Japanese literature, Yuhodo bunko
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
texts
eye 1,329
favorite 0
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11
Topic: Japanese poetry (Collections)
University of Toronto Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
by Takeuchi, Kakusai, d. 1827?; Tsukamoto, Tetsuz, 1881-1953
texts
eye 1,322
favorite 0
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Topic: Toyotomi, Hideyoshi, 1536?-1598